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Music that moves you
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:46:36 PM »
...moves you emotionally, that is. ;)

Two that bring me close to tears are 'Nessun Dorma' (sung by Pavarotti) and 'Gift of a Thistle' (from the Braveheart OST).



It's funny because I don't even listen to opera and Scottish bagpipe music.  ::)

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 03:32:17 AM »
Thanks, my dear. This is a welcome theme, but I fear I am going to submit too many examples. You may have noticed that I like quite a wide range of, mainly, classical music (for want of a better term) that moves me deeply.

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 05:49:50 AM »
Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen sung by 14 year-old Aksel Rykkvin.


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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 06:22:52 AM »
A flash mob performance in Sabadell of Ode an die Freude from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.


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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 06:57:12 AM »
The very moving performance of Stairway to Heaven by Ann and Nancy Wilson at the Led Zeppelin Tribute concert, Kennedy Center.


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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 10:29:56 AM »
Whilst I firmly believe religion is a load of bollocks, there has been some truly magnificent music written over the years with a religious subtext.

Nabucco - Hebrew Slaves Chorus



G.Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus Choir of Ormond College

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »
Whilst I firmly believe religion is a load of bollocks, there has been some truly magnificent music written over the years with a religious subtext.

Absolutely correct. The Allegri Miserere is wonderful music.

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 11:35:45 AM »
Can't wait to listen to all of these! :grin:

Thanks, my dear. This is a welcome theme, but I fear I am going to submit too many examples. You may have noticed that I like quite a wide range of, mainly, classical music (for want of a better term) that moves me deeply.


Yes, I've noticed. :P
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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 11:40:29 AM »
Whilst I firmly believe religion is a load of bollocks, there has been some truly magnificent music written over the years with a religious subtext.

This is true. :smilenod:
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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 06:53:37 PM »
Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen sung by 14 year-old Aksel Rykkvin.


Ok, I am seriously impressed.  :tellmemore:
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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 11:36:08 PM »
Hermes, that little girl puts something in the hat and then Beethoven's Ninth happens. Magnificent.   That has been one of my favorite flash mobs for a long time.

Here is a little girl who does Nessum Dorma and a separate variety of other impressive classic compositions with a stunning voice.....  In this one, start at about one minute and finish at less than three. The rest is just show biz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIU8TlMbags

It is gratifying that some of my friends here at HAF do enjoy formal music.

 I confess that I also like swing,  That's because I grew up with that kind of stuff.....a really really long time ago.   Dial up the Munich Swing Orchestra on You tube.  Some of the Teutons like swing, one would observe.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxsJyXTO5M

The Brits are not immune to that old music. Here is a BBC group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcknIbp-A4Y&list=PL_qkxQTGaIA0fP3zcDe1w9An3ST8bxfFw

Japanese kids dig swing also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xRQb_K1hE  Harmonie, check out the licorice stick solo at about 2:30.  These kids can play.  There are several Japanese high school groups that compete with Swing music.

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 04:35:20 AM »
I've got a big soft spot for Ralph Vaugh Williams, esp. The Lark Ascending

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Re: Music that moves you
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 05:04:33 AM »
I've got a big soft spot for Ralph Vaugh Williams, esp. The Lark Ascending


I also like Vaughan Williams. I have two other excellent versions of The Lark Ascending played by Hilary Hahn and Nigel Kennedy, of which I think I prefer Kennedy's. I think you will enjoy the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, which has a similar bucolic feeling.


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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 05:47:15 AM »
I confess that I also like swing,  That's because I grew up with that kind of stuff.....a really really long time ago.

Then I'm sure you will like Benny Goodman playing Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto (conducted by Copland):